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Change to Nomex® helmet neck protectors

Technical Bulletin - Change to Nomex® Helmet neck Protectors

Due to ongoing availability issues from the supplier, Pacific Helmets is changing the type of Nomex® used to make the neck protectors in select builds of structural firefighting helmet.

What does this mean for Pac Fire & our customers?
Previously Nomex® Neck Protectors were made from 260gsm plain weave fabric, effective immediately they will now be manufactured from a 200gsm Ripstop weave fabric.

The new 200gsm 100% Nomex® fabric has been tested by a third-party independent laboratory and has been found to have the excellent flame retardancy properties expected from Nomex® fabric. The Ripstop weave gives a grid pattern and enhanced tensile strength performance to the material not seen in the previous fabric.

Changes to Nomex® in selected structural firefighting helmets

What products are affected?
Select models of Pacific Helmets F10 MkV, F11 & F15 structural firefighting helmets.

>>Technical Bulletin – Change to Nomex® Helmet neck Protectors

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New Video: Changing the 4 point Chinstrap on your Pacific F15

New Video: Changing the 4-point Chinstrap on an F15

During fires, your helmet may become soiled with chemical, biological and particulate hazards.This may affect the performance, longevity and comfort of your helmet.

The 4-point Chinstrap on an F15 can be removed for laundering and replacement in under 10 minutes.

In this video we’re going to take you through the process of removing and replacing the 4-point Chinstrap on an F15.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet.

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New Video: Changing the lighting plinth and replacing the batteries on an F15

New Video: Changing the lighting plinth and replacing the batteries on an F15

The F15 offers a range of lighting options to meet your needs including the Front Plinth eLED torch.

The front plinth torch incorporates Compound Path Optics which improves visibility and torch efficiency.

In this video we’ll walk you through the process of removing the front lighting plinth, replacing the batteries and rotating through the different lighting options available.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet.

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New Video: Changing the wearing height of your Pacific F15

New Video: Changing the wearing height of a Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet

Your safety depends upon the correct fit of your helmet and proper use of all features and components.

You can adjust the headband on the F15 to allow the helmet to sit higher or lower on your head.

There are three adjustment points: Low, Regular & High.

Follow along with us as we change the wearing height on a Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet to help achieve the perfect fit.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet.

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New Video: Changing the Internal Eye Protector on a R6 Helmet

New Video: Changing the Internal Eye Protector in an R6 Series Helmet

Contemporary design meets function – the R6 series helmets are the definition of ‘multi-purpose’. Made for complex rescue situations, helmets in the R6 range sport a modern and compact design that focuses on user comfort and protection.

Follow along with us as we change the internal eye protector on an R6V Dominator Rescue Helmet:

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific R6 Dominator Rescue Helmet.

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New Video: Changing the Comfort Liner and Neck Protector on a Pacific F15

During fires, your helmet may become soiled with chemical, biological and particulate hazards. This may affect the performance, longevity and comfort of your helmet.

You are also putting your health at risk if the Comfort Liner and Neck Protector is not cleaned regularly.

The Headband & Neck Protector on an F15 Structural Firefighting helmet can be removed and replaced in under 10 minutes.

Follow along with us as change the comfort liner and neck protector on the Pacific F15:

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 structural firefighting helmet.

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Dyed-in Helmet Shells & Pacific F3D MkII

Technical Bulletin - Dyed-In Helmet Colour & the F3D MkII

As part of on-going work to improve manufacturing processes, delivery lead times and reduce waste, Pacific Helmets occasionally makes modifications to products.

Certain models of helmets have in the past, been available with dyed-in shell colours. This process means that not only is the helmet painted in the desired colour, but that the colour is impregnated all the way through the composite patrix of the helmet and is visible on the inside as well.

What does this mean for Pac Fire & our customers?
All helmet models will only be available with the standard neutral coloured resin.

The neutral shell will only be visible on the inside / underside of the helmet. The outside remains unchanged with Pacific Helmets high quality, UV stabilised paint to ensure a durable and UV resistant helmet.

Technical Bulletin - Dyed-in Helmet Shells & the F3d MkII

What products are affected?
Pacific Structural Firefighting Helmet – F3D MkII

>>Technical Bulletin – Dyed-In Helmet Shells & the F3D MkII

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Photolume – a low light solution from Pacific Helmets

Photolume - a specialty Paint Finish by Pacific Helmets

Photolume - a specialty Paint Finish by Pacific HelmetsPacific Helmets can customise their helmets shell in over 24 different colours – including some specialty paint finishes. One of those speciality finishes is Photolume. Photolume is a light pastel green finish in the light – when working in a dark environment however, it’s a totally different story.

Photoluminescence is effectively “glow-in-the-dark”. The Photolume effect Pacific Helmets with this paint finish comes from light emitting strontium aluminate based pigments mixed in the paint sprayed on the helmets shell.

It works by way of photoexcitation, a process whereby electromagnetic radiation in the form of photons is absorbed by the pigments and electrons are excited to a higher level of energy in the atoms to the point of emitting light. They can be excited by white light or UV radiation between the wavelength of 200 – 450 nm.

The photoluminescent pigments are harmless, not radioactive nor toxic. They do not store excitation energy and therefore wane in light intensity overtime as the energy dissipates, hence they need to be “recharged” which can take place an infinite number of times. The longer is the photoluminescent pigments are excited by a light source the longer the item will glow, with an afterglow time of generally between 6 to 12 hours long with gradual diminishing brightness.

The benefit of a photoluminescent helmet is it doesn’t require an external power source to emit light in the dark. It glows naturally in low light environments as long as it has been under a bright light to “recharge”. Although it’s light intensity is not as high as a torch, it helps in providing conspicuity in a pitch dark environment where no other light sources are not available.

The helmet pictured with Photolume paint is an R6 Dominator (R6V) rescue helmet. Photolume can be applied to most Pacific Helmets model helmets – a surcharge applies to this specialty finish.

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New Video: Basic Maintenance – Pacific R5 Rescue Helmet

Basic Maintenance: R5S Rescue Helmet Video

The Pacific R5 is the helmet of choice for many rescue and road crews around the globe.

This popular helmet strikes the perfect balance between wearer comfort and protection while incorporating all the features you expect from a Pacific Helmet.

Follow along with us as we run through some basic maintenance for this helmet:

Need more information? Read more about the R5 series of helmets.

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New Video: Retrofitting Internal Eye Protection to a Pacific BR9 Helmet

Retrofitting a Pacific BR9 with Internal Eye Protection

Follow along with us as we fit pull down Internal Eye Protection to a Pacific BR9 Helmet. Heads up your BR9 needs to be equip with clip on visor mounts to fit internal eye protection as per the clip.

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